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Latest items for DACH-LAW-1

Jan. 26, 2017, 4:21 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-3, DACH-LAW-1

"While equality, non-discrimination and access are all guaranteed for all persons with disabilities, most entitlements relating to education and employment under the Bill are only for persons with benchmark disabilities and reproduces the medical model of understanding disability that is prevalent in the PWD Act. Under the chapter of education, the right to free and compulsory education, the provision of free books, assistive devices, and scholarships are restricted to children with benchmark disabilities. Reservation of seats in higher education is also limited to students with benchmark disabilities. Even in the case of employment, the reservation in public employment is restricted to persons with benchmark disabilities, the schemes for concessional allotment ...more
Jan. 26, 2017, 2:47 p.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1, DACH-LAW-1, CLCW-PRACTICE-1, CLCW-LAW-2

"Under Saudi law, women require the permission of a male guardian to travel, marry, or exit prison and it may be needed to be granted employment or access to healthcare. A guardian is typically a woman’s father or her husband if she is married; a widow may have to seek permission from her son if she has no other men of age in her life" (para 4-5). "Saudi Arabia’s government agreed to abolish the guardianship system twice – in 2009 and 2013 – after a review by the United Nation’s Human Rights Council. It instituted some reforms by, for instance, making it easier for women to work, appointing women to ...more
Nov. 30, 2016, 8:42 p.m.
Countries: Mali
Variables: DACH-LAW-1

"Law No. 09_030 of 27 July 2009 introducing a medical care scheme. This law enables a woman who has no personal entitlement to any medical coverage to benefit from the medical care assistance scheme; Law No. 09_015 of 26 June 2009 introducing mandatory health insurance. This legislation allows the coverage of health-care costs associated with illness and maternity for the insured and their dependents. So a woman can benefit personally or also as a dependent relative of an insured" (40).
Nov. 17, 2016, 4:20 p.m.
Countries: Uzbekistan
Variables: DACH-LAW-1

"Considerable attention to support for socially vulnerable categories of the populace, including women, is given by the Law on Guardianship and Wardship; by resolutions of the President on additional measures to further enhance the social protection of the elderly, retired, and disabled persons living alone for the period 2011-2015 and on measures to further increase the effectiveness of medical and social and occupational rehabilitation of disabled persons; and by resolutions of the Cabinet of Ministers on the State programme for the identification of congenital and inherited diseases to prevent the birth of persons disabled from childhood for the period 2013-2017" (15). "On 22 August 2013, additional safeguards guaranteeing the rights ...more
Aug. 31, 2016, 7:14 p.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: DACH-LAW-1

"Senator SIEWERT (Western Australia—Australian Greens Whip) (14:28): My question is to the Minister representing the Minister for Social Services, the Assistant Minister for Social Services, Senator Fifield. There is outrage throughout the community and the disability sector after the revelations from the joint Four Corners and Fairfax investigation into cases of abuse of people with disability in institutional care shown last night. These are not isolated incidents. We know that people with disability are at significant risk of violence and abuse, but we do not know how widespread this is. It is essential that we urgently find out the prevalence and nature of these horrific abuses so that we can ...more
July 26, 2016, 6:13 p.m.
Countries: Barbados
Variables: DACH-LAW-1

"Barbados extended its special commitment to protecting the rights of women when it ratified the Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities in 2007. In giving effect to this Convention, Barbados is also currently working on developing local anti-discrimination legislation that specifies women and men in the disabled community" (2)
July 18, 2016, 9:54 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: DACH-LAW-1

"The ACA outlaws discriminatory pricing policies of private insurers that charge higher premiums to women and people with pre-existing conditions. It establishes mandatory, full-cost coverage of reproductive and family planning services as well as preventative medical services for women such as mammograms and cervical cancer screenings" (162).
July 5, 2016, 7:37 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: DACH-LAW-1

"As mentioned in the previous report, Decree-Law 24/86/M, as amended, regulates the access of all Macao residents to health care services." (24)
May 21, 2016, 1:12 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: DACH-LAW-1

"The Government’s policies provide for women and men to have equal access to health-care services" (13).
May 15, 2016, 7:55 p.m.
Countries: Montenegro
Variables: DACH-LAW-1

"Adoption of the Law on Health Care provided equal opportunity to exercise the right to health care irrespective of sex, nationality, religion, territory or any other affiliation (Article 4). Women have the same access to health care as men. The Law on Health Care (Article 2) aims to establish the conditions for: preservation, protection and improvement of citizens’ health; better quality of life in relation to health; ensuring accessibility of health care under equal terms; special care for the categories that are vulnerable and disadvantaged socially and in the domain of health, and improved efficiency and quality of health care service." (72)
March 14, 2016, 11:26 a.m.
Countries: Georgia
Variables: DACH-LAW-1

"Right to health comprised of access to safe, quality and affordable healthcare services is embedded in the Constitution of Georgia for all citizens, independent to their gender, age, ethnicity or other socio-economic status (art. 37)" (31)
Feb. 26, 2016, 10:59 a.m.
Countries: Guinea
Variables: DACH-LAW-1

"Guinea ratified the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in 2008 and has adopted a specific law on persons with disabilities, including women and girls" (34)
Feb. 18, 2016, 4:31 p.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: DACH-LAW-1

"A woman does not need prior permission from her husband in order to receive care. As article 3 of the Reproductive Health Act stipulates, 'the right to reproductive health is a fundamental and universal right guaranteed to every human being without discrimination based on age, sex, wealth, religion, race, ethnicity, marital status or other status'" (55)
Feb. 12, 2016, 6:19 p.m.
Countries: Italy
Variables: DACH-LAW-1

"The regional government in Lombardy said Wednesday it will ban women from wearing veils or burqas in hospitals. Lombardy Governor Roberto Maroni, speaking at a press conference with Labour Minister and Minister for Social Policies Giuliano Poletti, said that during a meeting on Friday the region 'will ban, on the basis of national law, hospital entry for anyone ‘wearing the veil, burqa or anything of that type’"(para 1)
Feb. 12, 2016, 12:53 a.m.
Countries: Russia
Variables: DACH-LAW-1

"In accordance with the Constitution of the Russian Federation, citizens of Russia are guaranteed the right to work as the inalienable right of all persons, the right to a free choice of profession or type of activity, the right to protection from unemployment, the right to relaxation, the right to social welfare including benefits and pensions, the right to health care and workplace safety, and the right to education, professional training, retraining, as well as advanced training" (25). "Women as well as men have an inalienable right to health care. The State provides citizens with health care regardless of gender, race, nationality, language, social origin, official status, place of residence, ...more
Feb. 4, 2016, 2:59 p.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: DACH-LAW-1

"In particular, in 2010 the State Party enacted the Persons with Disabilities Act (2010), whose underlying basic principles are respect for human dignity, individual’s freedom to make own choices and independency of persons with disabilities; non-discrimination; and full and effective participation and inclusion of persons with disabilities in all aspects in the society. Others are equality of opportunity; accessibility; equality between men and women with disabilities and recognition of their rights and needs; and provide basic standard of living and social protection" (48)
Jan. 27, 2016, 10:29 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: DACH-LAW-1

"Despite a mandate from President Uhuru Kenyatta in June 2013 calling for free and universal maternal health services, access to quality health care is still a challenge that the Ministry of Health has failed to address"(para 4)."The court found that the treatment of the women fell short of the acceptable standards of health care that guarantee the right to dignity and, further, that the victims were discriminated against on the basis of their gender and economic status...'The court directed the government to take necessary administrative, legislative, and policy measures to eradicate the practice of detaining patients who cannot pay their medical bills. It also awarded compensation to Maimuna and Margaret"(para ...more
Jan. 22, 2016, 5:11 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: DACH-LAW-1

"Further, the experts also observed the nationwide absence of the right to paid maternity leave, and cautioned that US women face ever increasing obstacles to accessing reproductive health services, both as a result of legislative restrictions in many states and because of violent attacks on reproductive health clinic staff and patients"(para 9)
Jan. 7, 2016, 6:32 p.m.
Countries: Solomon Islands
Variables: DACH-LAW-1

"The Committee is concerned about the lack of public policies and measures to protect the rights of women and girls with disabilities, including their rights to inclusive education, health care, employment, housing, safe drinking water and sanitation, as well as about the absence of mechanisms to protect women with disabilities from multiple and intersecting forms of discrimination" (14-15)
Jan. 3, 2016, 7:09 p.m.
Countries: Vietnam
Variables: DACH-LAW-1

"The overlay of public and private health service providers in Vietnam, inlcuding private clinics, commercial providers and traditional commmunity proviers, offer a wide gradation in quality and cost of services. One of the characteristics of this system is the lack of government regulation and accountability," (14).
Sept. 23, 2015, 7:08 p.m.
Countries: Germany
Variables: DACH-LAW-1

“In Germany’s health care system men and women have a legal right to equal access to health care services and facilities. Regardless of sex, age or social status, everyone receives the health care that is necessary” (56). “Since 2002, the Disability Discrimination Act has been in force. Among its provisions is the determination that the special needs of disabled women are to be considered in implementing equality between women and men, and in eliminating existing discrimination. Special measures to support the implementation of equality for disabled women, and to eliminate existing discrimination, are expressly allowed” (92-93)
Sept. 11, 2015, 1:16 p.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: DACH-LAW-1

"The National Health Development Plan 2009 - 2018 is the refernece document for all actors in the health sector.The PNDS 2009 - 2018 has four goals: Reducing the burden of maternal and infant and child morbidity and mortality; increasing the sector's performance in the prevention of and fight against disease; strengthening the health system; and improving the governance of the health sector" (22)
Sept. 4, 2015, 10:05 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: DACH-LAW-1

"Title III of the ADA prohibits healthcare providers, hospitals, and domestic and sexual violence shelters and programs from discriminating on the basis of disability in the full and equal enjoyment of goods, services, facilities, privileges, advantages or accommodations. Title II of the ADA prohibits state and local governments from discriminating on the basis of disability in government services, programs, or activities. Few lawsuits alleging ADA violations have been filed, most likely due to severe fiscal and staff resource limits in the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), budget limitations, and the limited legal and financial resources available to individual women with disabilities. Those lawsuits that have been filed challenged the physical ...more
Aug. 12, 2015, 4:07 p.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: DACH-LAW-1

"Articles 31, 32 and 33 [of the 2005 Constitution] deal with the rights of Iraqis in respect of health and the provision of means of protection and treatment in a proper environment" (16). "The Workers' Pension and Social Insurance Act, No. 39 (1978), which is still in force, deals with cases of disability, old age and inability to work, as determined by designated medical bodies in accordance with medical procedure and examination on the basis of which the degrees of the aforesaid conditions are calculated, thereby forming the basis for the social security coverage of workers, both male and female. The Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs is responsible for ...more
July 31, 2015, 9:26 p.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: DACH-LAW-1

"Articles 31, 32 and 33 [of the 2005 Constitution] deal with the rights of Iraqis in respect of health and the provision of means of protection and treatment in a proper environment" (16). "The Workers' Pension and Social Insurance Act, No. 39 (1978), which is still in force, deals with cases of disability, old age and inability to work, as determined by designated medical bodies in accordance with medical procedure and examination on the basis of which the degrees of the aforesaid conditions are calculated, thereby forming the basis for the social security coverage of workers, both male and female. The Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs is responsible for ...more
July 28, 2015, 11:31 p.m.
Countries: India
Variables: DACH-LAW-1

"The Constitution lays down certain Directive Principles of State Policy which, though not justiciable, are ‘fundamental in governance of the country’ and it is the duty of the State to apply these principles in making laws. The obligation of State to protect and promote women are contained in the Directive Principles of State Policy... Article 39 (e) mandates that the policy of the State should be geared to protect the health of men, women and child workers...Article 41 ensures right to work, to education and to public assistance in cases of unemployment, old age, sickness and disablement, and in other cases of undeserved want. Article 42 provides for just and ...more
July 11, 2015, 7:17 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: DACH-LAW-1

"The Affordable Care Act (ACA) of 2010 is intended to increase health care coverage in the United States. It had been estimated that when fully in effect the ACA could cut the uncovered rate for parents by half and for children by two fifths" (15)
July 11, 2015, 12:36 p.m.
Countries: Oman
Variables: DACH-LAW-1

"As previously noted, the Basic Law of the State establishes the principle of equality among all citizens, without discrimination between men and women. This applies also to the right to use health-care services. Men and women make use of health-care services, on a basis of equality, for a nominal charge from which those on limited income, pregnant women making use of birth-spacing services and children of vaccination age are exempt" (27)
June 30, 2015, 7:44 p.m.
Countries: Namibia
Variables: DACH-LAW-1

"The Ministry of Health and Social Service published a National Policy on Mental Health in 2005. There is also a draft bill on mental health to replace the currently outdated legislation. Namibia signed and ratified the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in 2007. The Ministry of Gender Equality and Child Welfare’s updated National Gender Policy makes reference to special measures for women with disabilities under the sections on health, education, poverty and rural development and the girl child" (47)
June 25, 2015, 4:10 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: DACH-LAW-1

"The Affordable Care Act (ACA) of 2010 is intended to increase health care coverage in the United States. It had been estimated that when fully in effect the ACA could cut the uncovered rate for parents by half and for children by two fifths" (15)